Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Over the years the Norfolk Island Jazz Festival has attracted top name artists and 2015 is no different. This year’s festival held 29 November – 3 December 2015 will feature New Zealand’s own The Andrew London Trio, and from Australia Feral Swing Katz, The George Washingmachine Quartet, The Jazz Factory, and Camille Te Nahu.

The Andrew London Trio play an eclectic range of original songs and covers in a variety of styles ranging from 1930s swing to cool ‘60s ‘latin lounge’.  Songwriter/satirist Andrew London, well-known for his involvement in popular trio Hot Club Sandwich and Kapiti country rockers The Cattlestops, explores middle-class obsessions and taboos in songs about rugby fans, television evangelists, weddings, male insecurities, technophobia, youth culture, household appliances, pretentious socialites, coffee, parenthood, and various other issues of concern to the average Kiwi.

Woodwind exponent and songwriter Nils Olsen contributes with jazz-influenced saxophone, clarinet and flute, and more introspective original songs that provide a contrast to London’s characteristic levity. The trio is completed by bassist Kirsten London, also active with Kapiti-based quartet Henpicked, who have released several albums of original material, and featured at music festivals throughout NZ.

Feral Swing Katz - They’re wild, they’re wonderful and they play some of the grooviest music you’re ever likely to hear!

Musicians and friends Stuart French and Michel Rose built more than just the core of a unique band when they combined their talents in 1996. Stuart’s hot guitar blended perfectly with Michel’s harmony licks on pedal steel in a partnership meant to be – forming the signature sound of The Feral Swing Katz. Their music is a blend of 40’s Swing, Classic Country with a touch of Jazz otherwise known as “Western Swing”.

The Feral Swing Katz have made more than an impact on the Australian music market, earning a coveted MO award in 2001 for Best Country Band; in 2002 they added a Golden Guitar to their trophy shelf; then in 2006 the Ferals won the ACE award for Country Group of the Year.

Add the velvet vocals of New Zealand-born Camille Te Nahu to the Feral Swing Katz lineup, and you are in for one seriously enjoyable concert. Sit back and just wait for your feet to start tapping. They will take on a life of their own. Happens all the time. It’s a Feral thing.

The George Washingmachine Quartet  - Feeling all strung out - life in a spin? Well then let the dreamy music of George Washingmachine wash away the dust of everyday life. When it comes to knuckle-busting feats on a violin, George doesn’t play second fiddle to anyone - and George's seductively smoochy vocals have made him one of Sydney’s most sought after entertainers.

George Washingmachine is a swinging eccentric singer and dazzling violin player, he plays versions of standards and new compositions, with his own blend of string jazz in electrifying performances.

The Jazz Factory draws its inspiration from an earlier era of love songs, rip roaring jazz and great fun times. If you like Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, you will love this band! Two of the band members sing so you won't go short of some great vocals. One of the great delights of this band is the clean sound and harmonic balance achieved by the musician's compatibility, no doubt partially as a result of the many gigs played together.

Norfolk Island Jazzes it Up is not to be missed, the variety of jazz is outstanding and the friendly relaxed vibe that is Norfolk Island sets the tone for an unforgettable jazz festival.

Contact the locals at Norfolk Island Travel Centre they have super 7 night package deals on offer starting from NZ$1129 per person twin share ex Auckland.   Prices include return airfare (seat + bag) to Norfolk Island, airline taxes, meet & greet at the airport, 7 night’s twin share self-contained accommodation, 7 days car hire including surcharge (petrol is additional), discount shopping card, complimentary mini-golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’.

Additional Jazz pack is NZ$458 per person and includes 2 Dinner Concerts, a beachside Lunch Concert, Gold Class Seating, Souvenir Program, Souvenir Polo Shirt, Souvenir Gift pack and is additional to the above package.

For more information contact Norfolk Island Travel Centre toll free phone 0800 0088 10 email [email protected], fax 006723 23205 or visit us at www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.


Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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W: www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

Norfolk Island Travel Centre


Christan Davies
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
W: www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com

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